VISION

MISSION

Our intentions as an innovative high-tech start-up are

Production
to produce highly efficient insulation materials based on polymer nanofoams.
Development
to continue the developing process of SUMTEQ®–technology and industrialize its outcome.
Commerzialization
to achieve market-ready products and offer them on the market.
Raise the bar
to leave the plateau of conventional insulation materials and start a new generation of insulation materials.
Spare resources
to contribute to a significant reduction in energy for a sustainable effect on the consumption of resources.

SUMTEQ - Team

Dr. Alexander Müller

Founder & Managing Director

Marketing & Sales

PhD in chemistry until 2013

Inventor of SUMFOAM

Expertise in project management with industry partners

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Dr. Roland Oberhoffer

Founder & Managing Director

Production & Technology

 PhD in chemistry until 2014

Inventor of SUMFOAM

Varied experience in process development (industry cooperations)

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Michael Hoffmann

Founder & Managing Director

Finance & Investors

Until 2007 studies of economics in Trier, Maastricht, London

Until 2016 business activities in consultancy and industry

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Dr. Lena Grassberger

Employee

R&D

PhD in chemistry at Cologne University until 2016

Varied technical experience in the research field of SUMTEQ

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SUMTEQ - Advisory Board

Dr. Joachim Kuhn

Chairman of the Advisory Board

Founder and CEO of va-Q-tec AG

Consultant and Investor (va-Q-tec AG) since 2015

www.va-q-tec.com

Dr. Klaus-Dieter Maubach

Member of the Advisory Board

CEO of Capital Stage AG (Renewable Energies) until 2016

CTO and Member of the Board of E.ON SE until 2013

Consultant and investor since 2015

Prof. Reinhard Strey

Member of the Advisory Board

Former Prof. for Physical Chemistry

Founding Partner

Inventor of SUMFOAM

Scientific advisor

SUMTEQ - History

SUMTEQ is a high-tech start-up which was founded in 2014 in Cologne. SUMTEQ’s target is to produce and to market SUMFOAM, an innovative nanoporous high-tech insulation material.

Alexander Müller and Roland Oberhoffer, two of its managing partners, made up their mind to continue their work on the development of SUMFOAM after they had finished their studies in chemistry with a PhD at the University of Cologne instead of leaving their know-how behind in dusted bookshelves. Having done a lot of profound research with promising results, Alexander and Roland were convinced of being able to improve insulation materials with SUMFOAM. They both were much supported by their doctoral advisor Professor Strey, who is also a co-founder of SUMTEQ. Michael Hoffmann was involved in the company right from the start and he complements the company’s founding team with his expertise in finance, strategy and organization development, having acquired his professional business experience in years before. Lena Grassberger has been aboard since 2016 and she is supporting the development of SUMFOAM by contributing with her expert knowledge especially in the field of research.

The SUMTEQ-team is a composition of complementary, target-oriented, conscientious persons who can also think unconventionally and sometimes are spontaneous when creative ideas come up. For them problems mean challenges and their first priority is to find solutions for their customers’ needs.

until 2014
Invention and development of production methods for polymer foams with ultrafine nanostructures
2014/11
SUMTEQ GmbH is founded
2015/07
Transference of IP and know-how to SUMTEQ
2015/09
Investment of va-Q-tec AG and maubach.icp GmbH in SUMTEQ
2015/12
Technology scale-up to production-like conditions
2016/02
Development of the first prototype with SUMFOAM
2016/07
Approval of several funding projects
2016/09
Public presentation of SUMTEQ®-technology and SUMFOAM (speaker at the 11th Global Insulation Conference)
10/2016
Small-series manufacturing

SUMTEQ - Jobs

“Young entrepreneurs” wanted.

As a young and growing start-up, we are always looking for interesting, motivated “young entrepreneurs” who want to support us in the technological or commercial area as a working student.

If you have successfully completed your bachelor’s degree in chemistry, engineering or economics, you have first professional experience from industry internships, as well as entrepreneurial spirit and fun at the start-up business, you might be part of the SUMTEQ-team soon.

Does this sound like what you are looking for? Then we’d like to hear from you!

To apply, please mail your latest CV and a cover letter, which outlines your interest and why you feel you are suitable, to goto@sumteq.com.

Downloads

SUMTEQ - Company Presentation

Click on the picture left to view our presentation online or click the button below to download the whole presentation in PDF format.

SUMFOAM - Product Presentation

Click on the picture left to view our product flyer online or click the button below to download the whole SUMFOAM flyer in PDF format.